The Dems only held the House 2 of the past 6 years. Possibly longer.
This is par for the course of many software projects I have been on in the private sector. SSDE, Same *&^% Different Employer.
The entire deal reeks. A holding company in the Caymens associated with a company in a foreign land with profits which may or may not meet accounting standards. The only people dumb enough to take that play would those who cant lose, like banks.
Really; they probably got married, had kids, and got a life. Or developed some sort of interest outside of work. Or they just got their job and technology worked out to the point they don't have to work 60 hours a week to keep up. In short, they got a life. Assuming they are burnt out may be incorrect. You should also get a life.
They could have told the EU to get out. After seeing what lack of control of your own currency did to Greece, Italy, and Spain I've come to the conclusion the tight economic binding which is the EU is a bad idea. There are also no firewalls. It creates a situation where a country as small as Greece, Italy, or Spain can threaten to take down the entire global economy.
Wow, your original post fits my experience in my Blue days to a "t". I was going to swap serial numbers with you. I am now working at a Huge Plant and while Agile is badly done, partly due to the huge geographic nature of the projects, the environment and culture is very different.
And Faith Based QA.
1) UI design and usability - programmers are truly horrible at this.
2) Internationalization - It's hard to find people in the US with foreign language skills. Canadian doesn't count.
3) Project coordination with overseas clients or teams - see above and add in foreign cultures.
4) Requirements gathering and/or review - Which requires talking to people and, gasp, reading documents.
5) Business analysis - overlaps Requirements gathering and review
6) UI testing - much of which CANNOT be automated.
7) Project management - which requires communications and people-people skills. Most BAs/MBAs I have met are also truly terrible at this.
Example, a friend of mine has an MA in English. He is currently working for a tech company as QA lead which requires test planning, staff training, requirements review, user documentation development, and business analysis. All of which his degree is helping with.
I think the 90% crap rule is always in the effect. 90% of Sci-fi in the 90's was crap, 90% in the 80's was crap, 90% in the 70's (Space 1999 anyone?), 90% in the 60's (Lost in Space for instance), the 50's with a plethora of bugged eyed monster which were no more than veiled stand ins for commies etc. The difference these days is that the special effects and marketing budgets are larger meaning better looking and better advertised crap. E.g. Star Trek rebooted.
But that's just my opinion.
Does that mean that we will soon have them in the US? Will Uber then lobby for more H1B visas since obviously no American is qualified for that job?
I havent kept up with it but the trailers were enough to convince me the rot had set in
If Lucas had created Star Trek; Uhura would've have been a northern European princess, Chekov a darkside villain, Kirk a 20 something whiny white boy, Spock a droid, and Scotty an ethnically insulting alien based on Mexican stereo types.
that seems fair